VOD subscriptions in MENA to more than double by 2024

Subscription video-on-demand use will more than double in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including Turkey, between 2018 and 2024, according to Digital TV Research.  The company predicts there will be 26.51 million SVOD subscriptions by 2024, up from 11.31 million at the end of 2018, where an SVOD subscriber can have more […]

Starz Play claims more MENA market share than Netflix

Starz Play claims to have more market share in the Middle East and North Africa than rivals Netflix and Icflix. Citing IHS Markit stats that coincide with Starz Play’s third anniversary, the subscription video-on-demand player said it accounts for 26% of the MENA OTT market, compared to Netflix’s 16% and Icflix’s 11%. Starz Play also […]

Icflix taps BuyDRM for content security

Middle East and North African SVOD provider, Icflix, has partnered with digital rights management (DRM) and content security services firm BuyDRM. Icflix has deployed BuyDRM’s KeyOS MultiKey DRM service to secure its streaming platform, which offers a mixture of Hollywood, Bollywood and Jazzwood (Arabic) content. “Icflix is on the march in the MENA marketplace with […]

Over-the-top revenues to quadruple in MENA region

Over-the-top video revenues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are set to more than quadruple between 2016 and 2022, according to new research. Digital TV Research predicts that OTT TV episodes and movies will generate revenues of US$1.75 billion by 2022, up from US$428 million in 2016, as subscription video-on-demand’s dominance over the […]

Icflix partners with Orange in Egypt

Middle East and North African streaming service Icflix has partnered with Orange Egypt to offer its service to mobile users. Orange Egypt customers will be able to access thousands of hours of Hollywood, Bollywood and Jazwood (Arabic) content during their one-month free trial, after which customers will be able to continue their subscription for EGP49 […]

Icflix extends reach in Pakistan through PTCL deal

Middle East and North Africa-focused on-demand streaming service Icflix has struck a deal with IT and entertainment provider PTCL to extend its presence in Pakistan. Under the terms of the deal, PTCL customers will be able to view high- Icflix content on PTCL Smart TV, which offers viewers range of content and is available in […]

Icflix extends Tunisian reach with Orange deal

Middle East and North Africa streaming service Icflix is expanding its footprint in Tunisia by striking a strategic partnership with Orange Tunisie. Icflix will offer Orange Tunisie customers the ability to subscribe to its service, giving them access to ‘Jazwood’ Arabic movies and TV shows available online alongside Hollywood and Bollywood content. According to Icflix […]

Icflix adds picture-in-picture for iPad users

Middle East SVOD provider Icflix has added support for picture-in-picture functionality on iPads to its offering. The feature allows iPad users to minimse the video screen so that they can run other apps on their devices in the background. The feature lets users start playback inside the application but can enable the picture-in-picture thumbnail view […]

Icflix expands reach in Bahrain

Middle East subscription video-on-demand service Icflix has expanded its reach in Bahrain by striking a strategic partnership with local telco Zain Bahrain. Zain Bahrain prepaid and postpaid customers will be able to view the Icflix library of content for a monthly fee of BD3 (€7.14) that will also include a one-month free trial or a […]

Icflix launches on Xbox One

Middle East and North African over-the-top video service Icflix is now available on Xbox One consoles. Xbox One users in Middle East and North Africa will get a one-month free subscription, when they upgrade their account using any one of the methods of payments available. The monthly subscription for unlimited access to Icflix is priced […]

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